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Public Health in the post-2015 Development Agenda Series: Ensuring Disability and Development are part of the SDGs

This is the first article of the UNAI series “Public Health in the post-2015 development agenda”. Here Dr. Shamanna, Associate Professor at the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Hyderabad writes on the topic of "Ensuring Disability and Development are part of the SDGs".

Behind the scenes at the UN General Assembly

This is one of the busiest weeks of the year at the United Nations: The General Debate of the 70th Session of the General Assembly has been ongoing since Monday. World leaders and diplomats have gathered in New York. Take a look at this video from 2010 to see what it's really like behind the scenes!

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Public Health in the post-2015 Development Agenda: A new series of articles

UN Academic Impact is launching a new series of articles that take a closer look at what is being done, and what can be done by research institutions and schools of public health to advance Global Goal 3: "Good Health and Well-being." Find out more from UN Academic Impact Intern, Zinnia Batliwalla.

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The UN Academic Impact 10 Principles: An illustrated booklet from UNAI member the European Institute Pegaso

The European Institute Pegaso, a member of the United Nations Academic Impact has produced a beautiful illustrated booklet of the UN Academic Impact 10 Principles.

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam: A success story in the usage of technology based vocational training in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

UNAI Member Amrita University in India reports on technology-based vocational training for women as part of their Women Empowerment Project. Read more here.

The United Nations at 70: A Time to Reflect

The United Nations turns 70 this year providing the perfect opportunity to reflect on what the organization has accomplished and the challenges ahead, and the important role that universities, research institutions and think tanks can play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for the future we want.

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The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. Find out more - including how you can participate!

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International Day of Peace

Today is the International Day of Peace! This year's theme is "Partnerships for Peace - Dignity from All".

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International Day of Peace: Kyung Hee University Peace BAR Festival

The International Day of Peace is commemorated annually on 21 September. This year's theme is "Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All". UN Academic Member Kyung Hee University is organising a two-day conference to commemorate the International Day of Peace. Learn more here from Kyung Hee University.

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Social Good Summit 2015

Late September and early October is perhaps the busiest time of the year at UN Headquarters in New York. For the last few years, in addition to the UN General Assembly, another gathering has taken place in New York City at the end of September. Learn more about the Social Good Summit, and how you can participate here from the Social Good Summit 2015 website:

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Disaster Preparedness and Management: Remarks by former Ambassador T.P. Sreenivasan

On 11 September, a group of eminent scholars and practitioners in the area of disaster preparedness and management gathered at the second UNAI-START seminar series, with the wider diplomatic and academic community. Read the remarks from former Ambassador T.P. Sreenivasan here.

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What gets measured, gets done: How to track Universal Healthcare Coverage and make it a reality

The June 2015 report, Tracking Universal Health Coverage, from the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank Group (WBG) shows that 400 million people do not have access to essential health services. This report is a wake-up call demonstrating the need for universal healthcare coverage. Learn more in this article from UNAI Intern, Zinnia Batliwalla.

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UNAI START: Skills and Technology Accelerating Rapid Transformation Series: "Anticipating --- and Responding to --- Disasters"

The second in the UNAI START series took place on 11 September at UN Headquarters In New York. The topic was "Anticipating --- and Responding to --- Disasters". Learn more here.

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7th International Multi-Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI 2016

The 7th International Multi-Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: "ICETI 2016" will be held from 8 to 11 March 2016 and the deadlines for submissions are approaching. Find out more here.

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Events for November: WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN) and UN DPI Model UN Workshop

WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN) programme and the United Nations Department of Public Information Model UN workshop will take place in New York City in November, 2015. Find out more here.

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Compete in the Peoples' Voices Challenge!

The Peoples' Voices Challenge offers individuals or organizations the opportunity to access the data collected through Global Conversation and to communicate findings to decision-makers as well as the general public. Read more here.

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UNAI-Amrita Conference on Technology for Sustainable Development

On 8 July at United Nations Headquarters, the United Nations Academic Impact and Amrita University co-hosted a one-day conference on "Technology for Sustainable Development". Over 700 people joined in person as well as many others following online.

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Yoga: Stretching Across the Globe

The UN honoured the Indian legacy of Yoga by proclaiming the 21st of June as the International Day of Yoga. In the northern hemisphere, June 21st is the day of summer solstice - the longest day as well as the day that marks the beginning of a warm summer. Read more from UNAI Intern Achuth Krishnan here.

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UN Conference Explores Role of Science & Technology in Advancing Development Goals

An international conference on technology for sustainable development will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York City on Wednesday, 8 July 2015. 

The event is co-sponsored by United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and UNAI member institution Amrita University, and is the first in a series of discussions entitled START, Skills and Technology Accelerating Rapid Transformation.  

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Update from Central European University Budapest: Eye on Environmental Education and Eye on Access for All

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member Central European University (CEU), located in Budapest, Hungary, has taken a special role in two of Eye on Earth’s special initiatives. Read more from UNAI Intern Scott Simonsen here.